Dhaka, Feb. 21 -- Compared to the last time, this year's Dhaka International Trade Fair received more export orders; at the same time, sales were also higher than the last time.

It was announced at the closing ceremony of the trade fair on Tuesday that export orders worth about $356 million were received at this year's fair, which is approximately Tk 3.92 billion in Bangladeshi currency.

The export orders received this year are about 17.25 percent higher than last year.

Last year, export orders worth about Tk 3 billion were received at the trade fair. It was announced at the ceremony that products worth about Tk 1.5 billion were sold at this year's fair. Last time, products worth Tk 1 billion were sold.

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